In November our 10 year old bulldog suddenly collapsed and was panting excessively. Took her straight to the vet and it was discovered her heart was enlarged and she had fluid around her heart to. We transferred her to an emergency specialist and she went I to respitory distress, I was sure we were going to lose her. Luckily they did an amazing job stabilising her and draining the fluid, we were told she recovered well but the fluid will return. Webroufht her home the next day. Happy and relieved to still have her.
It got me thinking how I would explain to my 3 year old about death , if her beloved dog died. so I did some research and found the answers I was looking for. Our bulldog is still going well, but yesterday my brothers dog died. I explained to my daughter the she couldn’t see Rosie ( my brothers dog) because she had died, which means she is not coming back, and she has gone up to heaven to be with th angels and now we Will see a new star in the sky at night which is rosies star.
I feel the explanation went well. She did ask questions and I answered them. But now I feel we will both be better prepared when it’s time for our bulldog to go
Posted by mum4107, 21st January 2016